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Nursing Home Patients: Risk Management in Long Term Care (1 credit Video)

Hours: 1.00

Best suited for: Physicians of all specialties and mid-level providers caring for long term care patients, especially those who are not based in the nursing home but oversee care from their office practice. Other interested healthcare professionals are also welcome to participate.

Description: Nursing home patients today are older, sicker, and more frail than ever before. Multiple chronic conditions, reduced mobility and cognition put them at risk for polypharmacy, falls, malnutrition, and pressure ulcers. Primary care physicians not based in the nursing home have the disadvantage of practicing remote medicine. If end-of-life wishes have not been discussed, patients are at increased risk for aggressive and futile care in the final weeks and months of life. These situations create pain and anguish for the patient and family, and increased liability risk for the physician. This on-line activity seeks to arm the physician with specific strategies and resources that will assist in making the care of nursing home patients a reasonable and manageable risk.

Original Release Date: April 27, 2011
Review Date: May 10, 2017
Expiration Date: May 10, 2020

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1. State 3 things you can educate patient/family prior to nursing home admission that will reduce risk.
2. Describe 3 strategies that can reduce communication errors in the care of nursing home patients.
3. Differentiate palliative care and hospice care and state how these services may benefit nursing home patients

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 7 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. CME Information - Read

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0

MOC Approved: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, 'Nursing Hope Patients: Risk Management in Long Term Care' has met the MOC requirements as a Part II activity by the following ABMS Member Boards:

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Family Medicine

State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida -  This activity includes content in Preventing Medical Errors
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

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Disclosure:  The speaker, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Speaker: Karl N. Hanson, MD, FAAFP - Read full bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Manager of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements - Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education.  It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care.  Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient.  The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2011

Bibliography: To view and download a Bibliography for this presentation, please select the References button below.

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